Explaining Applications to the U.S. Disability System: A Semiparametric Approach

TitleExplaining Applications to the U.S. Disability System: A Semiparametric Approach
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsKreider, B, Riphahn, RT
JournalJournal of Human Resources
Volume35
Issue1
Pagination81-115
Call Numberpubs_2000_Kreider_BJHR.pdf
KeywordsDisabilities, Methodology, Pensions, Public Policy, Social Security
Abstract

This study investigates the determinants of applications for U.S. disability benefits between, 1986 and 1993 using a semiparametric discrete factor procedure separately for men and women. Approximating a dynamic optimization model, the estimation accounts for a variety of potential biases that were unaddressed in prior studies. Our results indicate different responses of men and women to variations in policy measures. Past labor earnings and fringe benefits as well as benefit eligibility and benefit amounts clearly affect application behavior.

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Endnote Keywords

Social Security and Public Pensions/Public Policy/Disability/Disability/Benefits/Microeconomic Data Management

Endnote ID

1024

Citation Key6678